Starting at age 10 or at the beginning of puberty, the Canadian Diabetes Association recommends type 2 diabetes screening every 2 years for children who have two or more of the following risk factors:1
If the results of a blood glucose test mean that your child's blood sugar is higher than normal but not yet at the level of diabetes (prediabetes), your doctor will probably recommend the test be repeated later to find out whether your child has developed diabetes. If your child eats a balanced diet and gets regular exercise, he or she may not develop diabetes.
For more information, see the Interactive Tool: What Is Your Child's BMI? and the topic Type 2 Diabetes in Children.
- Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee (2008). Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 32(Suppl 1): S162–S167. Available online: http://www.diabetes.ca/documents/2008CPG/35%20TYPE%202%20DIABETES%20IN%20CHILDREN%20AND%20ADOLESCENTS-S162-S167.pdf.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Stephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology|
|Last Revised||September 27, 2012|
Last Revised: September 27, 2012
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